NYC elections official suspended over primary voting issues
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A New York City board of elections official has been suspended over voting issues in Tuesday’s primary elections, a new report says.

Borough Office Chief Clerk Diane Haslett-Rudiano was immediately suspended without pay during an ongoing investigation of problems in the contests, according to ABC’s local affiliate.


“The Board will fully cooperate with the investigations currently being conducted by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the Office of the New York City Comptroller,” the Board of Elections said in a statement released Thursday evening.

ABC’s local affiliate said that the Commissioners’ Executive Committee of the board suspended Haslett-Rudiano over voting struggles in Brooklyn.

“The administration of the voter rolls in Brooklyn is of major concern to our office and is a focus of our investigation,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a statement on Thursday.

Schneiderman’s office announced it would begin investigating the board on Wednesday evening, the report said.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer launched the first probe Tuesday evening, it reported, citing concerns that eligible voters were removed from voter-registration rolls.

Other issues included voters having their party affiliation changed, incorrect primary notifications getting mailed out and poll worker training, the news outlet added.

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